Independence Elementary School

  • Independence Elementary School serves 504 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Independence Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.

Top Placements

Independence Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Independence Elementary School's student population of 504 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independence Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Independence Elementary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#1236 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
34%
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Black
15%
5%
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White
43%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.700.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Independence Elementary School is Smoky Hill High School (0.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Options School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Aurora Smoky Hill High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,071 students
    0.2 miles
    16100 East Smoky Hill Road
    Aurora, CO 80015
    (720) 886-5300
    0.2 9-12 2,071
  • Aurora Options School Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 562 students
    0.3 miles
    16500 E. Smokey Hill Road
    Aurora, CO 80015
    (720) 886-7380
    0.3 K-12 562
  • Aurora Laredo Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,069 student
    0.5 miles
    5000 South Laredo Street
    Aurora, CO 80015
    (720) 886-5000
    0.5 6-8 1,069
  • Aurora Indian Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 555 students
    0.8 miles
    16501 East Progress Drive
    Aurora, CO 80015
    (720) 886-8400
    0.8 PK-5 555
  • Aurora Sagebrush Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 430 students
    1.0 miles
    14700 East Temple Place
    Aurora, CO 80015
    (720) 886-8300
    1.0 PK-5 430

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